The Ship

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) is the second ship of the Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers.  Christened on June 18, 2016, the future USS Michael Monsoor will be one of the largest destroyers and most technologically advanced surface combatants in the world.

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Michael Monsoor

As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army sniper overwatch element on 29 September 2006, Petty Officer Monsoor chose to protect his SEAL teammates and threw himself onto a grenade during a coordinated attack by insurgents...

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The Commissioning

On January 26, 2019, in Coronado, California, the Commissioning Ceremony and events surrounding it will commemorate the legacy of Michael Monsoor and welcome the ship that bears his name into the active fleet of the United States Navy.

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Be a part of History

Join us at the Commissioning events and ceremony

Invitation Update 12 OCT 2018

By Bob Kopas | October 12, 2018

 Commissioning Ceremony — Invitation mailings are a two step process. Starting in November, the US NAVY will begin mailing out invitations…

Red Currahee Battalion, US ARMY remembers Michael Monsoor

By Bob Kopas | August 3, 2018

Michael Monsoor Video and Medal of Honor Ceremony Videos

By Bob Kopas | July 27, 2018

Michael Monsoor – Medal of Honor Medal of Honor Ceremony

Jocko Podcast with Mike Sarraille discussing Michael Monsoor

By Bob Kopas | July 24, 2018

Starts at 1 hr, 18 min into Podcast. Mike Sarraille was there with Michael Monsoor and gives his account of…

Future USS MICHAEL MONSOOR delivers to USN

By Bob Kopas | April 26, 2018

The future USS MICHAEL MONSOOR was turned over to the U.S. Navy this past weekend by the shipbuilder. The crew…

Commissioning Date Locked in!

By Bob Kopas | April 11, 2018

The Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Richard V. Spencer, has approved January 26, 2019 as the Commissioning date for…

Acceptance Trials Video

By Bob Kopas | February 10, 2018

Here’s the video (may take a second to load) Courtesy of Bath Iron Works.

Ceremony Tickets

By Bob Kopas | January 20, 2018

Information on how the USN issues tickets to the commissioning ceremony: Invitation Packages for the January 26, 2019 Commissioning will…

US Naval Institute Acts of Valor

By Bob Kopas | January 12, 2018

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the whole 4 page graphic of the Legacy…

Sea Trials Article – 4 December 2017

By Bob Kopas | December 9, 2017

The second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) sailed out of General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works (GD BIW) shipyard…